Executive Committee


Gavin Dalgleish (48) ^+ª

BScEng(Chem), MScEng(Chem)
Joined the sugar industry 1988
Joined the group 1988**

Managing Director
Responsible to the Illovo board and shareholders for the delivery of the group’s strategic goals and objectives, providing leadership across operations.

Mohammed Abdool-Samad (43) ^+

BCom, CA(SA)
Joined the sugar industry 2011
Joined the group 2011
Financial Director
Responsible for group financial, business development, treasury and corporate finance functions, internal audit, information technology, performance analysis (operational and financial), risk management and insurance.

John Hulley (54) ^+ª

DipMechEng, MDP
Joined the sugar industry 1978
Joined the group 1978 **
Operations Director
Responsible for group operational performance relating to all agricultural and manufacturing operations, group operations support, risk and safety management, continuous improvement.

Larry Riddle (54) +

BCom, CA(SA)
Joined the sugar industry 1986
Joined the group 1986
Commercial Director
Responsible for group commercial operations relating to sugar and downstream operations, new business opportunities, export marketing, group procurement, outbound logistics, industrial affairs and advocacy.

Jennifer Kunst (60) +

BA, LLB, DipMarLaw
Joined the sugar industry 2011
Joined the group 2011
Corporate Affairs
Responsible for all statutory and regulatory company secretarial functions, governance, and overseeing the legal, secretarial, compliance, sustainability and corporate citizenship functions.

Nigel Hawley (57) +

BCom (Hons)
Joined the sugar industry 1978
Joined the group 1978
Human Resources
Responsible for group and corporate human resources policies, staffing and talent management, human resource development and training, industrial relations, retirement funding, compensation and benefits, human resource administration and payrolls, employee welfare and medical services.
^ Member of Risk
Management Committee
+ Member of Social and
Ethic Committee
** Includes periods of
broken service

The diversity status of the executive directors who comprise the Executive Committee is three white South African males, and one black male.